ASSURED - fASt and Smart charging solutions for full size URban hEavy Duty applications

Project Details


The overall objectives of the ASSURED project are:* Analysing the needs of the cities, operators and end-users to derive the requirements and specifications for the next generation of electrically chargeable heavy-duty (HD) vehicles (i.e. buses (≥12m)), medium-duty (MD) trucks and light duty vehicles envisioned to operate with an urban environment;* Improving the total cost of ownership (TCO) through better understanding of the impact of fast charging profiles on battery lifetime, sizing, safety, grid reliability and (round-trip) energy- efficiency of the charger-vehicle combination;* Development of next generation modular high-power charging solutions (up to 600kW) for electrified HD and MD vehicles in terms of innovative, standardized interfaces and interoperability;* Development of innovative charging management strategies to improve the TCO, the environmental impact, operational cost and the impact on the grid stability from the fleet upscaling point of view (up to 100 buses);* Demonstration of 6 electrically chargeable HD vehicles (i.e. 6 public transport buses), 3 MD trucks (2 refuse collections & 1 delivery truck) and 1 light duty vehicle with automatic fast charging all at TRL 7-9;* Development of interoperable and scalable high power charging solutions among different key European charging solution providers;* Demonstration of energy and cost efficient wireless charging solution up to 100 kW for an electric light duty vehicle (VAN);* Evaluating the cost, energy efficiency, impact on the grid of the different use cases, noise and environmental impact of the ASSURED solutions;* To actively support the take-up of business cases and exploitation of project results across Europe of the use cases by partner cities (Barcelona, Osnabruck, Goteborg, Brussels, Jaworzno, Munich, Eindhoven, Bayonne, Madrid)and end users (P&G, UPS, Colruyt, URBASER);* Effectively knowledge transfer and networking for exchange of experience with the User Group, cities, public transport authorities (PTA’s) and public transport operators (PTO’s: TMB, STWOS, PKM, CONNEXXION, TFL) and standardization bodes (i.e. CEN-CENELEC, ISO, IEC).

Funding Acknowledgement(s)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No [...]
Short title or EU acronymASSURED
Effective start/end date1/10/1731/03/22


  • European Commission


  • Fast charging
  • Interoperability
  • Batteries
  • heavy duty
  • Inductive charging

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Electronic circuit and system reliability


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